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High-Yield Hydrogen Production from Starch and Water by a Synthetic Enzymatic Pathway

  • Y.-H. Percival Zhang mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: ypzhang@vt.edu

    Affiliation: Biological Systems Engineering Department, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Barbara R. Evans,

    Affiliation: Chemical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Jonathan R. Mielenz,

    Affiliation: Biosciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Robert C. Hopkins,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Michael W.W. Adams

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: May 23, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000456
  • Published in PLOS ONE

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Amazing!

Posted by DrGaryPearson on 29 Jun 2007 at 17:34 GMT

Pardon the hyperbole, but this seems to be the kind of research one usually refers to as a "breakthrough".

(Why have I not heard about you on the news?)

Congratulations on your work and good luck in future research.

And, yes, you should call CNN and FOX.


RE: Amazing!

ypzhang replied to DrGaryPearson on 02 Jul 2007 at 23:01 GMT

Thank for your support. We will show the complete conversion of cellulose and water to hydrogen very soon. That will answer a lot of doubts about our research.